John Kerry - A Winner, Good for Women

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John Kerry - A Winner, Good for Women
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Tue, 07-08-2003 - 7:33am
We should support John Kerry for President! He can win and he would be very good for women! He is very strong on issues that women care about from supporting Head Start to Choice. Look at one of his recent positions from this excerpted AP Report below and there is more information at his web site: http://www.johnkerry.com/site/PageServer?pagename=wom_main.

Kerry says he'll filibuster Supreme Court nominees who do not support abortion rights

Friday June 20, 2003

By: Nedra Pickler

Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Friday that he is prepared to block any Supreme Court nominee who would not uphold the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

''I am prepared to filibuster, if necessary, any Supreme Court nominee who would turn back the clock on a woman's right to choose or the constitutional right to privacy, on civil rights and individual liberties and on the laws protecting workers and the environment,'' Kerry said . . .


''We applaud Senator Kerry and every senator and presidential candidate who pledges to do whatever it takes to protect our fundamental right to privacy and a woman's right to choose,'' said Kate Michelman, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, in a statement.

Kerry also has said if elected president he would only appoint judges who support Roe v. Wade, while his opponents for the nomination say they would not impose a litmus test on nominees.

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Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee said the position taken by Kerry and Edwards is not surprising considering their votes for abortion rights, including their opposition to the procedure that abortion foes call ''partial birth'' abortion.

''Five justices on the current Supreme Court said that Roe v. Wade guarantees the right of abortionists to perform even partial-birth abortions, and that is the Roe v. Wade that Kerry and Edwards would filibuster to defend,'' Johnson said.

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None of the nine current Supreme Court justices has announced plans to retire, but Chief Justice William Rehnquist, 78, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 73, are considered the most likely possibilities. Both would prefer that a Republican president pick their successors.

Republicans control the Senate by two votes; there are 51 Republicans, 48 Democrats and one independent. But Democrats can block any potential nominee through a filibuster if they can get 41 votes.

Senate Democrats have used a filibuster to block President Bush's nominations of two federal judges this year.












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Registered: 07-08-2003
Tue, 07-08-2003 - 10:37am
I agree. Any of the 9 democrats will be a vast improvement over Bush, and John Kerry is the one with the most broadbased appeal!
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 07-10-2003 - 10:28pm
Yeah...too bad that he tends to lie about things to get his point across.

At a recent gathering, Kerry tried to make a point about ethnic backgrounds, making a point about the Irish, saying "We" meaning "his" people....someone in the audience called him on it, stating "Senator Kerry, but you aren't even Irish" He had no answer.........he is a dolt, but I respect him because he served this country.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 07-10-2003 - 10:52pm
Perhaps having the ability to "lie" is necessary for a President. Our past president "lied" in an attempt to cover incidents in his personal life and the current President "lied" in attempt to justify his warmongering stance!
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 07-11-2003 - 2:53pm
Good for "women"? How about good for ALL? What a selfish statement!

Right now the Dems need to run on something MORE that bashing Bush for a POPULAR war.

They're screwed if they don't. And the only Dem I don't consider a clown is

Joe Lieberman.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 07-11-2003 - 11:38pm
How about bashing Bush for a failed domestic policy that has shown employment figures worse month after month? Or maybe lying to the American people on an issue of real substance.
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Registered: 04-08-2003
Sat, 07-12-2003 - 12:16am
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"Senator Kerry, but you aren't even Irish" He had no answer.........he is a dolt, but I respect him because he served this country.

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Being a 'dolt' is of no consequence. This nation hasn't seen more of a 'dolt' than Bush. What people care about is someone you can trust, a word you're hearing more and more of every time the current administration is on the defensive.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 4:46pm
There is no proof Bush lied about anything. And the unemployment rate hardly qualifies

as a "failed domestic policy".

Repeating bogus information over and over doesn't make it true.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 5:19pm
I imagine if you were one who was caught in the high unemployment numbers that have resulted from this Administration you would change your tune. Bush II has been a disaster. He is either a lier or stupid in his attempts to justify the Bush War. In either case he is a bad president.
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Registered: 07-14-2003
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 5:43pm
"There is no proof Bush lied about anything."

Not yet.....

I'm just amazed that the Vice President's office knew it was bogus (11 months before the state of the union address), Powel knew it was bogus, and the CIA knew it was bogus. Maybe Mr. Bush didn't know. Maybe he wasn't lying. That makes it even worse. When it is ultimately his responsiblity and his alone, as Commander in Chief, to send our kids into battle, he's got to have his facts straight. He's either a lier or incompetent. Either way, he needs to be out of there.

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Registered: 07-08-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 10:27am
Find out more about Kerry at: http://www.johnkerry.com. Yes, he would be good for women, men, children, the elderly - ALL AMERICANS!

If you find you like him, consider joining Women in Business For John Kerry -

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WomenInBusinessForJohnKerry/

It is group for all who are passionate about supporting John Kerry for President. They welcome all Kerry Supporters, Women, Men, Business Owners, Employees of Small Business! Join and help put John Kerry in the White House in 2004!


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Edited 7/15/2003 10:29:57 AM ET by sh2004

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